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maybe talk to your dealer about your concerns and see if they can arrange for you to drive a manual (even from another dealership or something)?
Will give them a call. Heard nothing from them so far.
I have put down a preorder for a Mustang dark horse, but I am thinking about gettting a used F87 M2 C instead of the Z before the Mustang. Unfortunately most of the M2 are autos.

 
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Will give them a call. Heard nothing from them so far.
I have put down a preorder for a Mustang dark horse, but I am thinking about gettting a used F87 M2 C instead of the Z before the Mustang. Unfortunately most of the M2 are autos.
There’s a 2021 370z Nismo up for sale in WA. The owner has put in Apple car play reverse camera and a few other things…looks in pristine condition.
Pretty tempting
 

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love it.

just shocks or sway bars at same time?
Shocks for now - speaking with Whiteline about sway bars and mounts.
I just wanted to test one thing at a time TBH, and I'm thinking the next thing might be new rubber (PS4+ or PS5, haven't decided just yet). The new suspension has already changed the driving dynamic so much. The immediate turn into corners is much more precise, but a split second after turn in there is hesitation in the tyres.

Josh at MCA also made a good comment that I forgot to share in earlier post - the seating position is very much over (or near enough) to the rear axle. On the stock suspension, that translated to a comfortable "soft" front end, but the rear was still quite jarring. He said he felt like he was being kicked around a bit by the rear stock suspension.

After he pointed that out I noticed it too.

The new setup compensates for this well - the front is much tighter, but the rear is a little more forgiving. Not enough to cause issues, but it feels like it's maintaining better contact with the road. In a word it feels more confident in the rear. Tighter, but not 'harder'. Can only imagine how much it'll improve again with track tyres and a little more camber.

Speaking of camber, I went through the paperwork that MCA gave me, and didn't get a printout of the basline test. I'll ask.
 

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Shocks for now - speaking with Whiteline about sway bars and mounts.
I just wanted to test one thing at a time TBH, and I'm thinking the next thing might be new rubber (PS4+ or PS5, haven't decided just yet). The new suspension has already changed the driving dynamic so much. The immediate turn into corners is much more precise, but a split second after turn in there is hesitation in the tyres.

Josh at MCA also made a good comment that I forgot to share in earlier post - the seating position is very much over (or near enough) to the rear axle. On the stock suspension, that translated to a comfortable "soft" front end, but the rear was still quite jarring. He said he felt like he was being kicked around a bit by the rear stock suspension.

After he pointed that out I noticed it too.

The new setup compensates for this well - the front is much tighter, but the rear is a little more forgiving. Not enough to cause issues, but it feels like it's maintaining better contact with the road. In a word it feels more confident in the rear. Tighter, but not 'harder'. Can only imagine how much it'll improve again with track tyres and a little more camber.

Speaking of camber, I went through the paperwork that MCA gave me, and didn't get a printout of the basline test. I'll ask.
thanks for the detail reply really appreciate it
 
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Hi all. I’ve been watching this thread for a bit. Figured I should sign up now. Yesterday placed an order at a perth dealer (Osborne park) for a gun metallic manual. They are talking April - June. We shall see 🤞🏻

Although the Z ain’t perfect and although Nissan are hopeless at communicating, for me the important things are:

1. The car exists
2. It’s substantially cheaper than the Supra
3. The Mustang (even 2023) has an awful interior
4. How many more internal combustion rear wheel drive manual cars will there be!
5. It looks hot
Welcome. Same combo as me, same dealer except I ordered early June. Hopefully that means mine will be earlier.
 

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I am not fully convinced it needed it, but couple of spare rolls of Roadkill + Covid Isolation = Doing shit to car.

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I actually couldnt get the piece of foam on either side up... Looks like it's a plastic screw plug but couldn't get either one unplugged to save myself...
Doesn't really matter, doesn't need 100% coverage and it actually already made a big difference doing a knock test.

Also, tow hook makes a good replacement roller if you lose one
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I am not fully convinced it needed it, but couple of spare rolls of Roadkill + Covid Isolation = Doing shit to car.

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I actually couldnt get the piece of foam on either side up... Looks like it's a plastic screw plug but couldn't get either one unplugged to save myself...
Doesn't really matter, doesn't need 100% coverage and it actually already made a big difference doing a knock test.

Also, tow hook makes a good replacement roller if you lose one
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that’s clean, love it.
 

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Got any good pics of the new ride height @Proto Z ?
Only really this one at the moment.
I'll get some more - it's just in at Nissan ATM for the 1000km check (and hopefully artificial engine noise delete)



Speaking of which, I'm talking with Rob Bliss Exhausts at the moment about a 3" active valve exhaust. They've got an infinity with a VR30 in sometime in the 1st week of December, and will have a listen to it raw to see what it needs.

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Lloyds in Vic have a Proto Spec on auction, so far 1 bid at $67k
 

 
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